Marketing And Recruitment

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Mandy Johnson

Associate Director

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Megan Welborn, EdD

Assistant Director

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If there could be an award given for loving The University of Alabama, Megan would win it! She earned a BA in Communication and Information Sciences, a MA in Educational Psychology, and her EdD in Higher Education Administration from UA. As the Assistant Director of Bama By Distance Recruitment, she sees it as her daily mission to share her passion for UA, education, and student success. Her job is to oversee admission services and recruitment efforts for all Bama By Distance programs. However, her main goal is to continue sharing her enthusiasm for lifelong learning with others. Megan enjoys traveling and attending sporting events with her husband and son. She also serves as an Executive Committee Board Member for the Tuscaloosa County Alumni Association.
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Jarred Twitty

Manager of Specialized Programs

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Jarred has worked at the University for seven years and knows the admissions process inside and out. His current role allows him to assist transfer students specifically with their transition to Bama By Distance, and he enjoys connecting with students and helping them to find their path. He's so dedicated that he's even met students at coffee shops and their homes (invited, of course!) to talk them through their college choices. He's most proud of seeing one of these students succeed after he helped him or her find the right scholarship opportunity to help them chase their dreams. He loves sports, spending time with friends and family, enjoying great food and traveling!
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Miranda Carlisle

Program Coordinator

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Have a question about UA? Miranda has the answer. Not just because she's an adjunct instructor for the College of Communication and Information Sciences, but because she's been a student here, just like you! No one knows better than Miranda. She'll help you figure out what you need to get started and hit the ground running once you do. And, if you want to know what you missed on the last episode of your favorite TV crime drama, she can fill you in on that, too.

Nakia Lee

Program Coordinator

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Nakia is passionate about making sure that students thrive and works hard to propel them forward. This makes her job as the key person responsible for tracking grants, initiatives and scholarships for our college very special to her and us! Nakia holds a B.A. in Art and Art History and worked for seven years in higher education before coming to UA. Nakia spends most of her free time with her family; however, she can also be found writing. She likes truth, justice, kindness, humor, storytelling and zone defense. In addition to UA Football, she enjoys watching the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons.
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Donna Pickard

Admission Counselor

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Donna has worked at The University of Alabama since January 2001. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Consumer Affairs and a Master of Arts degree in Human Environmental Sciences, both from The University of Alabama. She is married, has two grown children, two granddaughters, and a spoiled dog. Donna can usually be found supporting her granddaughters at softball games and dance recitals. She also enjoys cheering on the Crimson Tide football team.
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Thanh Tran

Admission Counselor

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Thanh's bright and bubbly personality makes her a perfect fit for her position as an admission counselor. She thrives when she is able to meet and get to know students on a personal level, allowing her to help ease any anxiety or fears that students may have about pursuing an online degree. She was born and raised in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and completed her bachelor's degree at Western Kentucky University before relocating to Tuscaloosa with her husband. Thanh can usually be found with a good cup of coffee in her hand and spending time with her family. She also enjoys baking and traveling.
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Jenna Hearing

Admission Counselor

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Jenna is a proud alumna of The University of Alabama through the Culverhouse College of Business, which her husband also attended. A Tuscaloosa native, she can offer insights and all the best tips for distance students who visit our town. Her favorite part of her role in Student Services is listening to nontraditional students talk about their drive and desire to start or finish their degree program. She also enjoys reading, cooking and travelling — her fridge boasts a collection of magnets from all of the places she has visited!
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Nicole Springer

Admission Counselor

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Nicole Springer (she, her) is an admissions counselor for online and hybrid programs through the College of Education. She was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, and has a BA in Anthropology from Pomona College and a MEd in Student Affairs in Higher Education from the University of West Alabama. Before her career became focused on higher education, she spent three years as a Title I K-12 educator in Nevada and Alabama, and is passionate about guiding students through the graduate admissions process. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration from UA and knows what it's like to balance school alongside the demands of a full-time career, home life, and being a caretaker. She enjoys spending time with her two dogs and partner, Rob, and playing video games.
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Frank Farrar

Marketing Manager

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205-348-2599
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Frank Farrar is a Marketing Manager responsible for programs from the Capstone College of Nursing, College of Community Health Sciences and College of Engineering.
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Mike Lynskey

Marketing Manager

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205-348-7702
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Mike Lynskey is a Marketing Manager responsible for programs from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Communication and Information Sciences, Human Environmental Sciences and the School of Social Work.
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Jessika White

Marketing and Communications Manager

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205-348-7587
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Jessika White is a Marketing Manager responsible for programs from the Colleges of Education and Business.
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Jessica Ezell

CRM Manager

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Michael Nix

Internet Communication Specialist

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Amy Nichols

Content Coordinator

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205-348-3211

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Ty Johnson

Marketing Coordinator

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Vicky Cao

Marketing Coordinator

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Tracy Barton

Marketing Associate

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205-348-7040

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Brian Seidman

Content Editor

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205-348-4950

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Deanne Winslett

Content Editor

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Student Services

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Sonya Dunkin

Associate Director

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One of the first things you'll notice when you meet Sonya is her smile. She puts you at ease from the moment you meet her. She's a person you'll always feel comfortable with when you have a question. Whether it's about military education issues, testing, choosing your degree, graduating on time, or finding a scholarship, Sonya and her team are happy to answer questions and solve problems to help students reach their goals. And if you really want to see her smile, ask her about her family. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling and attending Alabama football games with her family.
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Danielle Sagirs

Program Assistant

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Dani helps the Student Services team with everything from travel arrangements to planning the graduation reception at the end of each semester. She loves hearing from and helping distance students in her role. She graduated from The University of Alabama and loves the Crimson Tide and is also passionate about art, putting her talent to use in photography and design in her spare time.
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James Shamlee

Military Services/DL Testing Manager

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Soldiers make the best students. A former U.S. Army Senior Military Instructor at The University of Alabama ROTC Department, James knows it first-hand. He has a B.S. in Business Administration and later earned his M.S. in Human Environmental Sciences (Interactive Technology) from UA. When you talk to James, you'll know immediately that he loves what he does. He loves helping military students, and talking with military recruits. You'll appreciate James' give-it-all-you've-got attitude. In his spare time, he enjoys tinkering with computers.
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Nichelle McMullen, EdD

Testing and Military Services Coordinator

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Nichelle has over ten years of experience in student services, and her transcript is decorated with several degrees, all of which she has earned online. She holds a bachelor's degree in business, a master's in education, and she has a doctoral degree in adult education along with post graduate certificates in adult learning leadership and learning and accountability. It's safe to say she's an expert for distance learners! She looks forward to daily dialogue with prospective and current students who are taking steps toward accomplishing their dreams.
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Rebecca Skipper

Testing Associate

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Rebecca helps distance students by providing and securing proctoring services for exams on and off campus. She loves taking the worry out of the equation so that all the students have to be concerned about is preparing for their tests! She has a history of helping students at the SupeStore during her undergraduate years here, and she looks forward to continuing her education at the Capstone. She loves all things Alabama and fills her spare time by watching Crimson Tide football with family and friends and working on the pottery wheel.
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Sabrina Snowberger

Testing Associate

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Claire Slaton

Assistant Director of Online Student Success

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Claire has worked as a recruiting specialist for UA Early College, the enrollment coordinator for Bama By Distance and now as the assistant director of Online Student Success.  She is able to combine her love of helping students with her interest in data analysis to provide support to nontraditional students earning a degree from The University of Alabama. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master of Science in Marketing, both from The University of Alabama. In her spare time, Claire enjoys crafting and decorating.  She and her husband also enjoy attending sporting events.

Administration

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Robert Hayes, PhD

Associate Dean

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Mandy Greer

Administrative Specialist

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Program Development

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Jacqueline Hodges

Associate Director of Program Development

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205-348-5603

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Dafni Greene

Program Manager

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205-348-7265
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Dafni Greene is a Program Manager responsible for programs from the Capstone College of Nursing, College of Human Environmental Sciences and College of Community Health Sciences.
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Stephanie Lowe

Program Manager

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205-348-7275
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Stephanie Lowe is a Program Manager responsible for programs from the College of Commerce and Business Administration and the College of Arts and Sciences.
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Sunny Chambless

Program Manager

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205-348-3870
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Sunny Chambless is a Program Manager responsible for programs from the College of Communication and Information Sciences and College of Engineering.
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Cheryl Bosarge

Program Manager

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205-348-4860
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Cheryl Bosarge develops and delivers comprehensive faculty development and training programs to support the online teaching efforts of UA faculty.
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Lynette Campos

Program Manager

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205-348-2582
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Lynette Campos is a Program Manager responsible for non-degree programs.
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Jeremy Reid

Program Manager

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205-348-7019
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Jeremy Reid is a Program Manager responsible for programs from the College of Education and School of Social Work.
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Amanda McDonald

Program Development Coordinator

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